When William and Argyle Campbell first opened the doors at Cambro Manufacturing in 1951 their goal was to make a hospital meal tray of the highest quality possible. Named the Camtray®, it demonstrated that they were as committed to excellence in the food service industry as they were to the quality of their own products. As 2011 marked the company’s 60th year of leadership in quality, innovation and customer service, today Cambro serves the world with the industry’s most complete selection of products for widely diverse segments of the food service business.
Since 1951, the company has experienced many changes including a greatly expanded product line, new methods of manufacturing and distribution, and an increased emphasis on issues like environmental responsibility. From a single factory in California, Cambro has grown to become an international presence with production facilities and sales offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. But the original guiding vision of the Campbell brothers remains unchanged: to create and provide the most innovative, durable and highest quality products for the food service industry. Now led by William’s son Argyle, Cambro is still dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs, and equally committed to helping you serve, satisfy and delight your guests.
From once offering a single product, the Camtray, sixty years ago, today Cambro offers a wide range of trays, table service and display items, storage, shelving, merchandising and insulated transport products, as well as innovative warewashing systems and healthcare meal delivery solutions. The future is certain to bring great changes to our industry. Yet one thing that will remain a constant is Cambro’s tradition of continually developing new products that help food service operators save time and money, increase sales, reduce labor and improve service. See more